From Ernie Mayne to Lonnie Donegan

I was doing a bit of research this evening on a topic completely unrelated in any way to the subject of this blog post, but which involved my looking for the lyrics of a song I’d remembered by music-hall singer Ernie Mayne.  By chance I instead came upon this recording, a song from (so it appears, though sounds earlier) July 1922 that would be updated to become Lonnie Donegan’s 1960 hit My Old Man’s A Dustman.

I bet you never knew that! (and neither did I till this evening)

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